Flipboard : Your Social news Magazine Updated to v2.0

Flopboard, everyone’s favourite iOS App has been updated to version 2.0 and along with the nice new version number we get an impressive list of new features.

If you don’t know what Flipboard is you need a good shake but obviously that’s not going to happen so a brief explanation will have to suffice.

Flipboard is basically a magazine that you make and control by selecting your interests such as tech, motors, news, nature, photography and so on. You can also link in your favourite social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Flipboard then pulls all the latest news from your feeds and interests from across the web, categorises them for you within the app presenting them in a user friendly and intuitive manner, giving you your own tailored interactive magazine.

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iPhone 5 Cygnett Bulldozer Case Unboxing

I picked this case up a while ago, actually I attempted to pick it up in time for the iPhone 5 release, however due to some absolutely shocking customer services from the company I ordered it from it arrived almost 2 months after release.  It was obviously sent straight back, not before I took the opportunity to take a look at the case and make some initial first impressions.

I have to stress straight away though that the case was returned not because of the quality of the case, but purely due to the atrocious  Customer Services, and lies that I received.  (Item marked as dispatched – item never arrived, assured item posted, item never arrived, item marked as out of stock, no replacement available, item comes into stock, item marked again as dispatched, repeat contact through to no stock available through to available again, so third item arrives, and from follow up there was never an item 1 or 2, as the company had never actually had stock until the arrival of the third!) – Anyway rant over!

The case itself…

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Asian Goal Line – A Simple Guide.

The Asian goal line is rapidly becoming a more popular way to bet on the number of goals in a football / soccer match.

Basically it is like an each way bet in the horses. Half your stake goes on one half of the bet the other half goes on the remaining selection of the bet. If one have looses at least you are still in the game although with only half of your stake.

Here is the basic and easy to follow break down of your options and the results that enable you to win, lose or push…

Goal Line Asian Handicap explanations:

O 0,0 – 0,5 : 0 goal = half of the stake is refunded
1 goal and more = you win

O 0,5 – 1,0 : 0 goal = you lose
1 goal = you win half of the winnings
2 goals and more = you win

O 1,0 – 1,5 : 0 goal = you lose
1 goal = you get half of your stake back
2 goals and more = you win

O 1,5 – 2,0 : 0 and 1 goal = you lose
2 goals = you win half of the winnings
3 goals and more = you win

O 2,0 – 2,5 : 0 and 1 goal = you lose
2 goals = you get half on your stake back
3 goals and more = you win

O 2,5 – 3,0 : 0 – 1 and 2 goals = you lose
3 goals = you win the half of the winnings
4 goals and more = you win

O 3,0 – 3,5 : 0 – 1 – 2 goals = you lose
3 goals = you get half of your stake back
4 goals and more = you win

O 3,5 – 4,0 : 0 – 1 – 2 and 3 goals = you lose
4 goals = you win half of the winnings
5 goals and more = you win

iOS Mailbox App Join the Queue!

So having read about the launch of a new iOS e-mail app by the name of ‘Mailbox’ I have decided to join the queue.

That’s right this app has a queue for you to join to use it.

Apparently this is to stagger use to enable their servers and such to cope.

All I know is is that it is a GoogleMail client that has swipe gestures and is meant to be supremely easy to use.

I’ll get to try it out when the 385,000 users ahead of me get their Mailboxes.

I’ll update soon. If it warrants an update that is!


Best Free Mac Anti-Virus Solutions.

Mac AntiVirus Options

It is with great pride that you you will hear Mac users, owners and genius(pl) tell you that due to the rigidity of OSX and the super tightness of its code that the Mac doesn’t need an anti-virus.

“How is it so secure? There are a number of answers to this question, but it’s primarily due to a technique known as sandboxing. Essentially, sandboxing is a form of software virtualization that runs programs and processes in an isolated virtual environment, thus giving them limited access to your system and everything on it. Secondarily is a system called library randomization, which makes it harder for malicious programs to find their targets, coupled with this there are dozens of other security features that make the OSX operating system so tight.”

However there is another truth behind this story and it is this. The Mac has less risk of virus(pl) attacks as hackers spend less time targeting Macs. This was primarily because a lot fewer people had them, so the virus would have been targeting a minority, so why bother, you could easily get enough victims by targeting Windows machines.

This are changing though! Macs are getting hugely more popular, and people are buying them, as numbers increase, so too will hackers interest in the machines.

The simply fact is people put the same info into a Mac as they do a PC, bank details, personal details, passwords and so on…

This makes the Mac more attractive to the hacker now. More Macs, more reason to hack, more chance of a virus or malicious code and more chance of personal loss.

It is for this reason that I am now moving away from the mindset of “I have a Mac there I am safe.”

I am now of the mindset “I have a Mac so I am safer, and I can be safer still with an Anti Virus program.”

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22/03/2013 Gears of War Judgement Release Day

Today is release day for the latest instalment in the Gears of War story. This one instead though of focusing on the hero we have grown up with namely Marcus Fenix, it focuses instead on the rather ‘lippy’ Damon Baird.

The story basically picks up immediately after Emergence Day and follows the happenings to Baird’s ‘Kilo’ Squad.

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